Do firm's sector and size influence on the degree of inbound open innovation?
The aim of this paper is to analyse whether degree of inbound open innovation (IOI) depending on the size and sector firm. A sample of small, medium and large-size firms from the manufacturing and service sectors have been selected. A cluster analysis has been developed to classify firms in three groups. We have found that companies in manufacturing sectors and that are small and medium sized are the most likely to have low or medium degrees of IOI; while companies in the service sector and that are large normally have the highest degrees of IOI. Secondly, the analysis carried out has demonstrated that companies with greater degrees of IOI are the most innovative in terms of product and process; they are the firms that buy more R%D services and usually cooperate with other organisations to develop R%D and innovation activities.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 2 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.inderscience.com/browse/index.php?journalID==160|
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:ids:ijtisy:v:2:y:2012:i:2:p:169-193. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Darren Simpson)
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.